Indiana divorce law covers everything concerning legal separation, child custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution. When a husband or wife decides that it is necessary to move forward with a divorce, there is almost always an enormous emotional impact and stresses, especially when there are children involved. A skilled Indiana divorce lawyer can’t make the process stress-free, but we sure can help make the transition as smooth as possible. A family law attorney can inform you of your legal options, provide guidance, and protect your rights.

Indiana Residency Requirements

In order to file for divorce in the state of Indiana, the petitioner must meet certain Indiana residency requirements. In order to file in an Indiana county the petitioner must be:

  • A resident of the county for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution or marriage; or
  • Stationed at a United States military installation within Indiana for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution or marriage.

Grounds for Divorce

There are four reasons for a divorce that the courts will accept:

  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage;
  • The conviction of one of the parties, subsequent to the marriage, of a felony;
  • Impotence, existing at the time of the marriage; and
  • Incurable insanity of either party for a period of at least two (2) years.

Most Indiana divorces cite an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage as the grounds.

Indiana Divorce Lawyer

A divorce is one of the hardest, if not the hardest event you will go through in your life. My job is to help people through these very tough times.

John Schwarz, II

Attorney John Schwarz II is a native Hoosier who knows and understands the issues facing the people of Indiana.

John practices in the areas of Agricultural Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Municipal Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Animal Law, and other areas. As a fellow Hoosier John can effectively assist you with your Indiana legal needs.

John Schwarz, Indiana Attorney